Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Perfect Gift

Roughly 1/7 th of the people in the world today do not have access to clean safe drinking water.  

4,100 children die each day from water-related illnesses. 

It can cost as little as 20 dollars to provide one person with access to a local well. 

The question: Why does this problem exist?  

What is the answer? "Charity: Water"

Start your own fundraising campaign on their website: Pledge your birthday, start an event - like a marathon - by creating a Facebook event, inviting people, and accepting Paypal payments, donate in someone's name, or 'register' for wedding or other special occassion 'gifts'.

"Every $1 spent on water and sanitation generates a return of $9 in saved time, increased productivity and reduced health costs in Africa (United Nations Development Program)."

"50% of the schools in the world don't have access to clean safe water (WaterForSchools.Org)."

"Text GIVE 7109 to 80088 to donate $10 to help charity: water provide clean and safe water (Global Giving Foundation)."

Make a profilecreate your own campaign url/websiteFind banners, friends, and groups @ 

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